St. Patrick’s Day

Pinch Me

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and Louisville loves to celebrate it! We’ve sold out of our amazing “Pinch Me and I’ll Punch You” shirts but we have plenty of other GREEN things to get you in the spirit! Here are some super cute and fun green items available at our Frankfort Avenue shop

 

St. Paddy bar soap

St. Paddy soap by A.J. Murray’s

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You Make Me Hoppy card and print by Miss Happy Pink

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Bobby pins by Adelle Rose

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Bracelets by Little Burd’s Nest

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Essential oil pouches by the Modern Makerie

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Pocket bib and burp cloth by Bobaloo

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Derby City Green by Louisville Tea Company

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Pottery by Amelia Stamps

 

Featured Artist – Miss Happy Pink

Brittney from Miss Happy Pink is one of Block Party’s original artists. She joined the shop when it first opened downtown in 2013. Check out her interview below, then stop by either of our locations to check out her work!

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1. How long have you been a Block Party artist?

I was lucky enough to be part of the BP crew right after they opened! So I believe that would be about 2.5 years, time flies when you’re having fun!

2. How did you get involved with Block Party?

Mary asked me to be one of the Block Party artists when the downtown location was still being remodeled. It has been exciting to watch Block Party grow and be involved with such an awesome group of artists and makers. Block Party is an awesome co-op community to be part of. 

3. Briefly describe the work you do in a few sentences.

Once I create a design using Photoshop or Illustrator, I then screen print it the old fashioned way onto paper or textiles. By old-fashioned, I mean that I hand-pull my screen prints with two hands and a squeegee on a table top press. I love creating art prints and greeting cards on paper as well as wearable art such as patches and t-shirts. 

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4. How did you get into screen printing?

A friend of mine is an artist, designer and print, so I would hang out while he printed and help around his shop. I always thought it was interesting and in 2012, when I had two surgeries, I took up learning to design to keep myself busy post-op. That friend became my boyfriend, then my fiancé and in April he will be my husband. He has helped teach me to design and print and I’m forever grateful. You can see his work at – http://angryblue.com

5. What was the first print you ever designed and created?

A set of 3 naughty designs that I ended up turning into greeting cards. 

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6. Is there anything new you are working on for 2016?

Tons of new designs to expand my Catcore collection, art and gear for hardcore cat lovers. I’ll also be expanding my product line to offer a few more everyday household items and more shirts in the spring. I’m very excited to show everyone what I’ve been working on in the next few months!

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Misc. Goods Co.

We are excited to feature Misc. Goods Co. as our November Artist of the Month at Block Party Handmade Boutique on Frankfort Avenue. Stop by and check out all of their great items in stock including ceramic flasks, leather wallets and one-of-a-kind decks of cards.

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Tyler Deeb, founder of Misc. Goods Co., will be November’s speaker for Louisville’s Creative Mornings event on November 20. Learn more here